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Creative Arts


Transformation - Student Empowerment - Creative Expression - Continuing the Legacy of Excellence

Kia ora, Malo ni, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei









Creative Arts is a vibrant centre of exploration and excellence at PC. It is a platform for all kinds of students to shine - artists, performers and technicians.The main learning areas are: Music/ Music Production, Visual Arts/ Design/ Photography, Dance, Drama and Performing Arts Technology.  Creative thinking and problem solving are important workplace skills developed through opportunities that enable our students to shine locally and nationally. A wide variety of extra curricular activities are available for students to become involved in. 








Recent graduates have gone on to train in Music producing, Music performance, Dance and Acting. Acting graduates from Porirua College have found success in local and international theatre, film and television. Dance graduates have found success in national and international tours and shows. 

Porirua College creates opportunities for students to attend theatre shows, dance shows, tours of universities and workshops with international level artists like Neo Muyanga (South African musician/ composer), Balinese Gamelan orchestra, Flexn Hip Hop Dance crew, film makers and various creatives. Artists from overseas relish the chance to perform and connect with our unique Porirua College Creative Arts students and staff because they have heard that we develop vibrant and unforgettable work here.


Extra- curricular opportunities in Creative Arts

Extra-curricular activities in Music

  • School Production
  • Dance Performance Nights
  • Polyfest (dance and drumming)
  • Ko Te Hapori - Porirua Creatives
  • Primary school Arts tour
  • Tech crew (lighting/ sound/ projection)
  • Dance workshops e.g. Black Grace
  • School speech competition
  • Photography Competition
  • Junior Artsplash
  • Kapahaka/  Film-making Crew (48 hour film festival option)
  • Auditioning for theatre and film workshops
  • Poetry and Writing Club
  • Barbershop singing
  • Tangata Beats / Rockquest bands and soloists
  •  Itinerant Music tutoring
  • Music production
  • Performance evenings
  • Cook Islands drumming
  • Composing using technology
  • Links to Virtuoso Strings Orchestra













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